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Species/Zoos database???

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by kuba, 28 Jul 2014.

  1. kuba

    kuba Member

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    Is there a list or database of all species kept in zoos (for example WAZA members)? So if I want to see a species, I would check the list and see that i should travel for example to London or Singapore?
     
  2. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    There is no comprehensive database for all species, but there are two main options:
    1. zootierliste.de/en
    A brilliant (mostly unofficial) catalogue of animals in European and some Middle Eastern collections. Spend some time exploring it and you'll find a number of different helpful functions.

    2. ZIMS/ISIS
    An official database from zoos around the world which are members of the organisation. For the past few years, members of public can only make enquiries and not view the entire database. Websites like globalspecies.org display information from when the facility was more public.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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